The U.S. Director of National Intelligence recently designated North Korea as a major exporter of parts and technology of weapons of mass destruction and missiles to the Middle East, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday. According to the DNI's annual report on WMD to Congress last month, North Korea is a main supplier of ballistic missiles technology in the world.
The report says North Korea has been exporting components, technology, equipment, and entire ballistic missile systems to the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.
The report claims the North has clearly stated its intent to export ballistic missile system and components, and this will help importing countries expand the range of missiles and secure production. North Korea is especially close to Iran and Syria and looking for new customers, according to the report.